Katie L. Price
(B.A., English, University of Utah; M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania)
Katie L. Price works in the field of American literature, with an emphasis on experimental traditions and their relationship to international modernisms. She is currently completing her dissertation, “‘The Tangential Point’: Pataphysical Practice in Postwar Poetry,” portions of which are published or forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, Canadian Literature, and the collection On Conceptual Writing. Katie is also completing two poetry manuscripts—BRCA and Sik. Portions of the works are published or forthcoming in the Journal of Medical Humanities and Fence.
Katie has taught courses on American literature; poetry; literature and technology; critical and creative writing. In 2010-2011, she taught two sections of “Writing and Modern Technology,” a critical writing course that explored the differences between writing on a typewriter and writing on a computer. In Fall 2011, she taught “Poetry, Technology, Gender and Globalization,” a course that traced the relationship between poetry and writing technologies from the invention of the alphabet to the digital age. In Spring 2013, Katie taught “The Beat Generation” and “Writing at the Borders,” a creative writing class that required students to trouble customary boundaries between forms, disciplines, and media. In Summer 2012, she taught “Relocations” for Penn's Pre-Freshman Program (PFP), which supports academically gifted students from low-income or first-generation backgrounds. In Summer 2013, she will returned to PFP as the lead instructor. In the Spring, she will be teaching "American Avant-Gardes," "Real Artifice: Documentary Literature." She has also taught "New York in the 1950s" at the Univeristy of the Arts in Philadelphia, and will teach "Introduction to Digital Humanities" in Spring 2014 at Rutgers University-Camden.
Katie has helped to organize several reading groups, events, and colloquia on campus. In 2010-2011, Katie coordinated the Poetry & Poetics Group with Jonathan Fedors, and in 2011-2012 she coordinated the Modernism and Twentieth Century Studies Group (MODS) with Beth Blum. She collaborated with Jonathan Fedors again in April 2012, organizing and hosting “Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent,” a conference that brought together over twenty prominent and emerging scholars in the field of modern and contemporary poetry. A conference companion that she co-edited was published at the international online magazine Jacket2. She recently led the publicity team for “Disability & Modernism,” which took place on March 14-15, 2013. She is currently working with a group of faculty, art collectors, and center directors to organize Philadelphia à la Pataphysique (March 20-31), an arts festival that will explore the life, works, and influence of Alfred Jarry.
Katie has been the recipient of such awards as an LPS Research & Teaching Fellowship (2012-2013), a Pew Presedential Prize Summer Fellowship (2012), and a Digital Humanities Training Grant (2012). Katie is also a Project Associate at the Kelly Writers House, Interviews Editor at Jacket2, and Associate Editor at Electronic Poetry Center.
For more information, please see: www.katielprice.com.